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Comment: From the Article... (Score 1) 485

by Stormy Dragon (#48430195) Attached to: As Amazon Grows In Seattle, Pay Equity For Women Declines

In Amazon’s Killing My Sex Life, Romano famously said Amazon men offer “the kind of talk that shuts vaginas down cold.”

Can you imagine if a man wrote an op-ed about how work is killing his sex life because his female coworkers aren't successfully arousing him?

The writer also makes it clear she has nothing but contempt for the non-neurotypical she encounters. She could do with bit more empathy for those that struggle to master the complicated social rituals that come so easily to her.

Comment: FREEDOM Act Did Not Curb NSA Power (Score 1) 428

by Stormy Dragon (#48420979) Attached to: Republicans Block Latest Attempt At Curbing NSA Power

You can't stop the abuses of authorized by the PATRIOT Act by extending the deadline for its expiration. That was the true purpose of this bill: a trojan horse to renew that abomination by burying it in a bunch of beuracracy that does nothing to reign in the government.

Comment: Old Fashioned 3D (Score 1) 99

by Stormy Dragon (#48328471) Attached to: French Health Watchdog: 3D Viewing May Damage Eyesight In Children

I went through a big "red/blue glasses" 3D phase when I was a kid. I'm now 37 and to this day I have a slightly different color balance between my two eyes: if I look with only my right eye everything is slightly reddish and is I look with only my left eye everything is slightly bluish (this is, IIRC, the opposite of the lens). It's only noticeable if I specifically pay attention to it, but it appears to be permanent.

Comment: Re:That's Kinda Creepy... (Score 4, Informative) 110

by Stormy Dragon (#48322307) Attached to: Study Shows Direct Brain Interface Between Humans

The article doesn't say though. Some neuroscientists argye that the initiation of action may preceed the initation of the perception of "willing it":

If that is the case, it could be there's a method of forcing movement that would be perceived as your own actions.

Comment: That's Kinda Creepy... (Score 5, Interesting) 110

by Stormy Dragon (#48321617) Attached to: Study Shows Direct Brain Interface Between Humans

Is the "receiver" subjectively aware that the decision to move their hand was imposed from outside, or did it seem like their own spontaneous decisions? (Obviously they're rationally aware it's imposed since they have a giant machine strapped to their head, but what does it "feel like" from inside their mind?)

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